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1. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent, and an Interpol Detective, track a team of illusionists, who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 524,035 | Gross: $117.72M

2. Now You See Me 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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46 Metascore

The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco

Votes: 189,983 | Gross: $65.08M

3. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 199,143 | Gross: $25.13M

4. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 181,288 | Gross: $0.50M

5. The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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52 Metascore

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Michael Buie

Votes: 160,048 | Gross: $21.15M

6. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 94,469 | Gross: $18.59M

7. The Great Houdini (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance

Votes: 285

8. Houdini (2014)

TV-14 | 174 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

Stars: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 9,902

9. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,051 | Gross: $14.04M

10. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 16,887 | Gross: $6.20M

11. Miracles for Sale (1939)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Mystery

6.3
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Retired performer Mike Morgan sells original illusions to fellow magicians, and although he believes in the supernatural, likes to expose sham psychics. This involves him in some mysterious murders.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Robert Young, Florence Rice, Frank Craven, Henry Hull

Votes: 438

12. The Magician (1973–1974)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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The cases of a stage magician/escape artist who moonlights as an amateur crimefighter.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Julian Christopher, Keene Curtis, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 317

13. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.7
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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Directors: Curt Geda, Jennifer Graves, Tim Maltby | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

Votes: 8,873

14. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 9,015 | Gross: $0.00M

15. The Night Visitor (1971)

GP | 106 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

6.7
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and ... See full summary »

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 842

16. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,545

17. The Prey (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López

Votes: 4,439 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Oxygen (1999)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Maura Tierney, Adrien Brody, James Naughton, Laila Robins

Votes: 4,035

19. The Escape Artist (1982)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »

Director: Caleb Deschanel | Stars: Raul Julia, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz, Teri Garr

Votes: 546 | Gross: $0.14M

20. Houdini (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Stacy Edwards, Paul Sorvino, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 420

21. Stunt Rock (1979)

PG | 86 min | Action, Drama, Music

5.4
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Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to Los Angeles to work on a television series. He uses his spare time to lend his expertise to rock band Sorcery, whose act features duels between the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Margaret Gerard, Paul Haynes

Votes: 293

22. Mystère à la Tour Eiffel (2015 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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The daughter of one of the architects who built the Eiffel Tower gets framed for a murder that has taken place there, so she and her girlfriend embark on a quest across Paris to solve the mystery.

Director: Léa Fazer | Stars: Marie Denarnaud, Aïssa Maïga, Grégori Derangère, Bruno Debrandt

Votes: 100

23. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

Votes: 586

24. Associés contre le crime: L'oeuf d'Ambroise (2012)

104 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

4.3
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The Beresfords are tasked with finding what happened to a Russian heiress who's mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Pascal Thomas | Stars: André Dussollier, Catherine Frot, Linh Dan Pham, Nicolas Marié

Votes: 406

25. Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Turner | Stars: Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington, Llio Silyn

Votes: 321

26. Temple Run (2011 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

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Votes: 16

27. The Phantom of Paris (1931)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Cheri-Bibi is an escape artist wrongly imprisoned for murdering the wealthy father of his admirer Cecile. The real murderer is Cecile's fiancé, so how will Bibi escape his death sentence and win back Cecile?

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: John Gilbert, Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,167

28. Who Done It? (1956)

85 min | Comedy

5.6
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This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Benny Hill, Belinda Lee, David Kossoff, Garry Marsh

Votes: 143

29. David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.9
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This is a TV special/documentary in which David Copperfield is interviewed in his Magic Warehouse by his girlfriend, the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, about his career as an ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Peter Care | Stars: David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer, Kim Alexis, James Earl Jones

Votes: 189

30. The Grim Game (1919)

71 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 215

31. Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Meadows | Stars: Lance Burton, David Copperfield, Mary Corey, Patrick Culliton

Votes: 66

32. The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle (1988 TV Special)

49 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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This is the 10th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Lisa Hartman and then presented by David Copperfield himself, from a huge triangular platform floating on the Atlantic ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Gary Halvorson | Stars: David Copperfield, Lisa Hartman, Dawn Marie Swatchick

Votes: 20

33. Real Bondage (2001 Video)

60 min | Adventure

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Stacy and Sabrina are contestants in an unusual reality TV show - the contestants compete against one another to determine who is the better escape artist. With each game, the contestants ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Stacy Burke, Sabrina Stone

34. Jenaveve vs. Miko: Bondage Rivalry (2010 Video)

55 min | Adventure

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Two beautiful young women receive a mysterious message ordering them to report to a old dark house. Once inside they are overcome by sleeping gas and forced to compete in a bondage ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Holman, Eliot Shear | Stars: Breanne Benson, Kasey Chase, Kayla Jane, Jenaveve Jolie

35. Escape (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist's experiment could lead to the first man-made, functioning, living organism. An elite escape artist-private investigator is working to stop him.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Christopher George, William Windom, Marlyn Mason, Avery Schreiber

Votes: 61

36. Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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Ace returns to the town where he is suspected of murder. He quickly become involved in the scheme to keep Barbara Roberts from reaching her ranch. To inherit the ranch she must reach it by ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Dick Foran, Smoke, Sheila Bromley, George E. Stone

Votes: 47

37. Houdini (1996)

G | 61 min | Documentary, Biography

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The film takes a look back at the life of the great Houdini, escape-artist and magician extraordinaire. It also looks into his trying to debunk spiritualists and his silent movie career. It... See full summary »

Director: Gene M. Gamache | Stars: Hal Douglas, Harry Houdini

38. The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge (1990 TV Special)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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This is the 12th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by a voice offstage who describes the location of the escape that David Copperfield will perform in this special as his last ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Michael Dimich | Stars: David Copperfield, Kim Alexis, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 54

39. R.I.P., Rest in Pieces (1997)

Documentary, Biography, War

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Director: Robert-Adrian Pejo | Stars: Hasil Adkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Coleman, Manuel De Landa

Votes: 125

40. The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz (1987 TV Special)

49 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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This is the 9th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ann Jillian after a short presentation by David Copperfield himself from the Alcatraz prison's beacon. It is the first one... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Gary Halvorson | Stars: David Copperfield, Ann Jillian, Al Capone, George Kelly

Votes: 29

41. Latina Escape Artistes (2001 Video)

50 min | Adventure

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Ruby wins a beauty contest and Gloria, her unhappy runner-up is forced to become her valet at the world's championships. Determined to take Ruby's place, Gloria leads the lovely damsel ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruby Bordeaux, Gloria Reyes

42. The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (1993 TV Special)

48 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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This is the 15th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced from Caesars Palace by David Copperfield himself, who describes an escapology number which would be performed in this location as the... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Michael Dimich | Stars: David Copperfield, Wayne Gretzky, Harry Houdini

Votes: 28

43. The Great Escapist (2011 Video)

63 min | Adventure

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A bondage model challenges a veteran rigger to bind her in a series of ties in order to see if she can escape on camera.

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Goldie Blair, Loren Chance, Shannan Leigh

44. When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong (2016 TV Movie)

138 min | Documentary

5.9
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A compilation of illusions that went disastrously wrong, including a number of near fatal cases. Also featuring a discussion of some of magic's most dangerous acts and mishaps featuring world famous magicians.

Director: Simon Withington | Stars: Martin Daniels, Alan Alan, Dave Allen, Anadela

Votes: 15

45. The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter (1989 TV Special)

49 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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David Copperfield performs illusions; at the end, he must escape from a hotel that is about to be demolished.

Directors: David Copperfield, Michael Dimich | Stars: David Copperfield, Emma Samms, D.A. Hänks

Votes: 36

46. Good Noose (1962)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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Daffy Duck is a stow-away on a ship commanded by a portly, Captain Bligh-like figure, who orders his First Mate, a parrot named Mr. Tristan, to locate any stowaways aboard his ship and to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 123

47. The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (1984 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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This is the 6th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ricardo Montalban. It is officially titled "THE MAGIC OF David Copperfield VI" but is better known as "The Magic of David ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Jeff Margolis | Stars: David Copperfield, Ricardo Montalban, Bonnie Tyler, Heather Thomas

Votes: 20

48. The Misadventures of Sweet Gwen (1999 Video)

35 min | Short, Adventure

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Agent U-89 is once again attempted to teach her beautiful but hapless friend Gwen how to escape from bondage, but the buxom blonde can't wriggle free no matter how hard she tries. When ... See full summary »

Director: Chelsea Pfeiffer | Stars: Andrea Neal, Talia Monet

49. The Magic of David Copperfield II (1979 TV Special)

50 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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This is the second CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Bill Bixby, but is still titled "THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD", without the number "II" with which is better known. ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: David Copperfield, Loni Anderson, Valerie Bertinelli, Robert Stack

Votes: 16

50. Mummified Girls! (2005 Video)

46 min | Adventure

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Stars: Rose Bancroft, Darling, Zoe Duval, Edanya